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PD Opportunity: Mass Association of Biology Teachers Conference

7 Mar 2022 3:02 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Storytelling with Data: Students gathering, analyzing and communicating data

Massachusetts Association of Biology Teachers Annual Meeting and Conference 


Saturday, March 26, 2022  

A Virtual Event

Participants will be invited to join a zoom meeting for each presentation and workshop.  

Keynote Speaker and Workshop Descriptions:

Morning Keynote

Paul Anderson - The Wonder of Science and the Science of Wonder.  Wonder is one of our greatest emotions.  It drives us to build knowledge by asking and then answering questions about our world.  Student wonder can be a powerful driver in the classroom as well, however unstructured inquiry can be frustrating to both teachers and learners alike.  In this keynote Paul Andersen will discuss wonder with a special consideration given to the current research on the best practices of teaching science through inquiry.    

Paul Andersen is an educational consultant and YouTube creator living in Bozeman, MT.  Paul is an experienced educator having taught science in Montana for 20 years.  Paul was the 2011 Montana Teacher of the Year, and was also one of four finalists for the 2011 National Teacher of the Year.  In addition to teaching Paul has created hundreds of YouTube science tutorials that have been viewed millions of times by students around the world.  Paul has provided training for thousands of students, teachers, and administrators around the world.  Paul enjoys providing meaningful professional development that can be applied immediately in the classroom. 

Afternoon Keynote

Olivia Corradin - Human Genetics in the Era of Big Data.  Over the last decade advances in sequencing technologies have overhauled the study of human genetics. This has enabled generation of large datasets that can be leveraged to garner new insights into the pathogenesis of disease. Olivia will discuss the strategies utilized to study these datasets and the impact of these studies on our understanding of human health and disease.

Dr. Corradin graduated with a bachelor’s of science in biochemistry from Marquette University where she worked with Dr. Edward Blumenthal. In 2011, she joined the lab of Peter Scacheri at Case Western Reserve University. Her thesis work focused on the study of genetic and epigenetic dysregulation of gene expression in human disease. Corradin joined Whitehead Institute as a Fellow in July 2016, and became an Institute Member and MIT Assistant Professor of Biology in 2021. Outside of the lab, Corradin is most likely to be found at a local dance studio continuing her love of ballet and contemporary dance.

More information and registration here. 

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